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Title: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 12:03:13 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes spoke of folding chairs, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're out buying their own folding chairs, just for the hell of it.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 12:03:52 AM
And the word of the day is: CACOLOGY!
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Post by: Michael on September 06, 2012, 12:38:10 AM
Good early morning to all.
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Post by: Michael on September 06, 2012, 12:38:48 AM
TOD

I get bored by board games.
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Post by: Michael on September 06, 2012, 12:48:04 AM
D.A. Pennabaker director of the documentary of the Company cast album will be receiving a honorary Academy Award this year.

Hal Needham will also be receiving a honory AA, his second Academy Award, for his contribution to film. I don't know if its for his fine directorial work in such film classics as Stoker Ace, Megaforce, Canonball Run (I & II), Deathcar On the Freeway and Body Slam but congratulations on your honor.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Michael on September 06, 2012, 12:55:30 AM
The Academy Award for Art Direction will now known as Production Design Award.

They have also changed the rules how songs will be nominated. The five songs to receive the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

I guess this was needed after the old system only had two songs qualify last year
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 12:58:43 AM
The Academy Award for Art Direction will now known as Production Design Award.

They have also changed the rules how songs will be nominated. The five songs to receive the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

I guess this was needed after the old system only had two songs qualify last year


And wasn't it that only two songs from each film could be nominated? 
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Michael on September 06, 2012, 01:15:57 AM
The Academy Award for Art Direction will now known as Production Design Award.

They have also changed the rules how songs will be nominated. The five songs to receive the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

I guess this was needed after the old system only had two songs qualify last year


And wasn't it that only two songs from each film could be nominated? 

That is correct. It was change after Dreamgirls and Enchanted both received three nominations in the song category and failed to win.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ben on September 06, 2012, 02:16:27 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Danise on September 06, 2012, 03:37:04 AM
Good morning all.

I was going to post last night but I had a doctor appointment and didn't get  home until after eight then I had one of my tired attacks just as I was reading the board and had to go to bed.

I will read the posts tonight.

I will be sending Angies List an email but I don't think anything is going to happen.

I loved the photos I did see last night.

Vibes to all who need them.

Have a wonder filled day.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 04:17:55 AM
Good morning, all! I stayed up late to hear Bill Clinton, and I am so glad that I did. I do know that by around noon I'll be feeling the effects of not enough sleep, but I will hopefully be on my way back home from Toyland by then.

When I got to Toyland yesterday, there was a message from my accountant next door asking me to turn down the stereo, so I spent 2-3 hours yesterday rearranging my office furniture. I didn't have an AC-DC adaptor in the office, so I won't know until today if I achieved something god or screwed up the situation until Curtis returns on Sept 20. Hopefully, we will have solved the sound problem for everyone's satisfaction.

So, I've got that to deal withm and some more proofng on the blasted "Willie the Weeper," which is endless. I'm about halfway through the piece now.

And that's my news. More coffee!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 05:08:47 AM
Good morning, all.

Coffee.  Lovely coffee.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 05:37:20 AM
TOD

We were your typical 1950s board game family, but I've forgotten many of them.  "Sorry" and "Chutes and Ladders" always come immediately to mind.  Eventually, Scrabble and Monopoly (which we probably never played strictly according to the rules, though I'm not sure now why I say that but I've heard others make the same disclaimer).

Lots of Checkers, Chinese Checkers and eventually Chess (just me and my dad) -- for which I've always maintained a tinge of regret that I never worked to become really good at it.

Card games:  "Rummy" (which we never called "Gin Rummy" or "Gin" for whatever reason) and Hearts.  Later, in my early teen years, my parents were introduced to Pinochle which was popular in their church group, and we all played that pretty solidly for a few years.  I think my grandmother taught me Solitaire -- again, not according to strict rules.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:03:33 AM
Post deleted. Too large.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:07:35 AM
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/GeraldDavidthecelli.jpg)

So, here's a photo of David consulting with the cello section. Our principal cellist, Gerald Peregrine, is the nephew of the late great Irish tenor Frank Patterson. Frank and I worked together on his St Patricks Day events at Radio City in the 1980s and 90s. A lovely man. I was hoping I'd see Frank's widow Eily in Dublin, but I tld Gerald to send her my love.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 06:13:56 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm having breakfast at LGA.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:19:21 AM
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/DavidandStephenRea.jpg)

My close personal friend Stephen Rea consults with the Maestro!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:21:11 AM
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/Roger.jpg)

Roger, who played bells,xylophone, chimes and cymbals. A wonderful guy. I really liked the percussion section!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 06:21:56 AM
Good morning, all.

Vibes  for all.
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:22:23 AM
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/TheHarp.jpg)

I love this shot of the harp!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:23:49 AM
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/Fluteandoboe.jpg)

Mairead and Matthew. Mairead is the conductor's wife, and I adore her.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 06:24:19 AM
TOD:

When I was a kid, I loved Masterpiece, a board game with paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago. Taught me a bit about the styles of painters and introduced me to a few that I still love.

Then Scrabble was a major time consumer. Enjoyed that plenty with some good scotch on the side.

Lately, it's been pinochle when I find the time to get together with friends.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 06:25:21 AM
In other news...

The couple next to me order a carafe of Malbec for their pre-flight breakfast.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:25:29 AM
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/JimandKarl.jpg)

Karl and Jim in the Finale with Stephen Rae, who is not in the photo!.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 06:25:40 AM
DR elmore - Great pictures!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 06:29:42 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Scrabble, Monopoly and Parcheesi were the usual board games of choice in the Simbulan household.

As for card games: Old Maid, War, Spit, Crazy Eights. When I was in college, I learned to play Bridge with some theatre friends, and actually became quite good. However, it's been years since I've played a hand.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 06:33:08 AM
Oh...

And my brothers and I would usually end up convincing our parents to buy us the latest and greatest and coolest board game. Usually they involved moving pieces and/or magnets and natural disasters or tragic events: The Titanic, Typhoon, Bermuda Triangle, etc.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:35:54 AM
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/400931_10151048673246275_180460546_a.jpg)
Last one. In case anyone forgot what we were recording!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 06:37:08 AM
I am off to Toyland!

~~~~~~~~~~~~ Safe Travel Vibes for DR Jose and Good Day Vibes to all! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 06:38:15 AM
In other news...

The couple next to me order a carafe of Malbec for their pre-flight breakfast.
I think I know them.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 06:38:34 AM
Two!
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Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 06:39:11 AM
DR elmore - Great pictures!
That they are.
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Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 06:41:32 AM
DR elmore - Great pictures!
That they are.

DITTO.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 06:42:56 AM
TOD - Addendum

Old Maid!  Crazy Eights!

Thanks and a tip of the hat to DR JoseSPiano for reminding me of those.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Charles Pogue on September 06, 2012, 06:48:28 AM
TOD:

The earliest card game I remember is a game called Authors, which was a variation of fish.   I play solitaire on the computer all the time.  During the summer, our family used to play Canasta, though I've forgotten how to play it.

Probably the earliest board game I ever played was Candyland.   The one I play most often today is Scrabble.  I still like  Trivial Pursuit but all the various earlier editions and variations.  I imagine they now have editions with questions about Justin Bieber and such ilk, that I would no doubt be terrible at.   Another game I like is Wise and Otherwise, which is a board game variation of the old Dictionary game, in which everyone writes the second half of a wise saying and folks have to guess which is the real one.    I also like Yahtzee and Boggle (which I play as a solitaire game).  There was a period where I played some war simulation games like Gettysburg and Kingmaker, which was about the War of the Roses.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 06:53:24 AM
In other news...

The couple next to me order a carafe of Malbec for their pre-flight breakfast.
I think I know them.

Update: The wife was getting worried that they would miss the boarding call for their flight so they got the wine to go... In lidded paper coffee cups.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 06:56:54 AM

Probably the earliest board game I ever played was Candyland. 

That's another one!  Candyland.  Thank you.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Druxy on September 06, 2012, 06:57:52 AM
TOD:

Favorite Board Game: Trivial Pursuit.

First Board Game...that I remember: Monopoly.

I've never been much of a card player.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Kerry on September 06, 2012, 07:03:32 AM
Good day!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 07:19:32 AM
And since we'll be boarding in a few minutes...

Laters...
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Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 07:25:04 AM
Thursday morning greetings!  I had a nice sleep-in this morning and am enjoying some quiet time with coffee and the computer.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 07:25:41 AM
DR Elmore, I love your photos of the Dublin recording session!
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Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 07:43:31 AM
Greetings from Toyland! I have to step out and buy some good wood glue.
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Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 07:47:09 AM
Greetings from Toyland! I have to step out and buy some good wood glue.
I thought you inhaled something else.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2012, 07:48:41 AM
TOD:

As a kid we most often played Monopoly, Chinese Checkers, Battleship, Aggravation and Parchesi...we being myself and my cousins. I don't recall my parents ever playing board games.

I enjoy card games but I am absolutely terrible at remembering the rules.

Whenever my little grand-nephew Cole visits he insists on playing the Gumby 3-D  board game. Actually he just likes setting it up...lots of cardboard buildings, trees, forts, etc.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2012, 07:51:15 AM
On a related note, when I was at the gym Tuesday there were two guys playing Checkers in the steam room.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 07:52:48 AM
Great pictures DR ELMORE.

Buy some nice folding chairs MR BK.  Try them out if you can and don't get the kind that can pinch your fingers when you open and close them.....otherwise....you ALWAYS will.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 07:57:24 AM
TOD:

Monopoly - which always took TOO long to play, I usually lost interest toward the end of the game.

Also:  Life, Sorry, Careers, and Risk. 

Card games:  Euchre is the one I am best at......others not so much.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 08:05:21 AM
I liked the Authors card game and Masterpiece the board game....both mentioned here.....
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on September 06, 2012, 08:05:36 AM
And the word of the day is: CACOLOGY!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  YOUR FAULT
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 08:06:33 AM
Oh - and -

PIT the fastest card game ever!!!!

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Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2012, 08:12:19 AM
Yesterday was long.  And that's all I'll say about that
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Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2012, 08:12:39 AM
TOD - Chutes and Ladders and UNO
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Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 08:13:30 AM
TOD - Go to the Head of the Class, Careers, and Barbie: Queen of the Prom.  I still have them on the top shelf of one of my Momcave bookcases.  When Rob was going through stuff in his old room over the weekend, he took his Monopoly, Battleship, and Chess and Mary Linda said, "Oh, we can use those with our friends!"

As for cards, one of my fondest pre-college memories is playing cards on the screened porch that my dad and brother-in-law built onto our house in Detroit.  The house was not air conditioned, so my parents and I would sit up at night until our bedrooms were cool enough for sleeping.  Our game of choice was a rummy called Liverpool.  My grandmother and I played endless games of Canasta and, when I was in college, my parents taught me a game called Spite 'n' Malice. 

Being married for almost 32 years to someone who's not a card-player, I've forgotten the ins and outs of those games.  I do now enjoy playing Words with Friends (scrabble) on my phone with friends all over the country and I just made the mistake of installing a Solitaire app.  Might have to remove that one - it's too addictive and drains the battery!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 08:34:50 AM
On a related note, when I was at the gym Tuesday there were two guys playing Checkers in the steam room.

You and your euphemisms!

And if you believed them, it's no wonder you are single and lusting after Bollywood stars!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 08:36:02 AM
I am really enjoying the new GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES recording! It's quite fantastic.
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Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2012, 08:40:12 AM
I am really enjoying the new GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES recording! It's quite fantastic.

That statement is enough for me to purchase the album.  Thanks, DR Elmore
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 08:41:39 AM
I like the BookWorm computer game.....
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Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 08:44:12 AM
My school is driving me crazy. It canceled my registration for the fall semester for no reason and no one is available to try to help straighten it out.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 09:12:58 AM
DR John G - sorry to hear about your school difficulties.  Hope they get worked out soon!
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Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 09:24:17 AM
Three.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 09:24:38 AM
School problems are getting worse. Not better. Am thinking of dropping out of the program.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on September 06, 2012, 09:33:49 AM
TOD:

Scrabble
Monopoly


Canasta
Bridge
Rook

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Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2012, 09:45:48 AM
TOD:

Monopoly - which always took TOO long to play, I usually lost interest toward the end of the game.


I wouldn't know this feeling as my little brother would always get mad because he was losing and would upset the board, usually by tossing it across the room. I don't think we ever finished a game of Monopoly.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2012, 09:49:06 AM
Oh Bookworm....I can't play it anymore, because if I do I never stop!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 09:52:20 AM
Good day one and all!!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 09:52:41 AM
I send a hug to Danise...

and Vibes to all who need them...
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Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 09:53:37 AM
TOD:

Scrabble
Monopoly


Canasta
Bridge
Rook


My folks taught me how to play Rook when I was a kid. We still play that occasionally when I go to visit them.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 09:57:55 AM
Good morning, all! I stayed up late to hear Bill Clinton, and I am so glad that I did. I do know that by around noon I'll be feeling the effects of not enough sleep, but I will hopefully be on my way back home from Toyland by then.

When I got to Toyland yesterday, there was a message from my accountant next door asking me to turn down the stereo, so I spent 2-3 hours yesterday rearranging my office furniture. I didn't have an AC-DC adaptor in the office, so I won't know until today if I achieved something god or screwed up the situation until Curtis returns on Sept 20. Hopefully, we will have solved the sound problem for everyone's satisfaction.

So, I've got that to deal withm and some more proofng on the blasted "Willie the Weeper," which is endless. I'm about halfway through the piece now.

And that's my news. More coffee!

The speech / forensics geek in me watched speeches from both convention and I have to agree with you about Bill Clinton. HE addressed the issues and talked to the audience. I like that. From the ideals of persuasive speaking he used the tools that a good persuade speech would have and they are clearly stating the case, presenting the facts, and giving reasons supporting his position.

I have judged collegiate speech tournaments for a number of years and usually get assigned to the Dramatic interp events which I love. I do have to say being on this board has made me a better judge because of information and tips that various individuals have presented.

Aside from watching the speeches, i refuse to watch the political ads as they are too negative. I have been revisiting old tapes, CDs, books and DVDs until the election is over. It has been a riot watching a few of the shows as some tapes still have commercials.

Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 10:04:00 AM
You know you are in NOrth Dakota when you see a news story like this: A kidnapped Stuffed bear....

It ranks right up there with a news story from a few years ago in the same paper about two dogs leading a band of cows across southern Grand Forks county eluding sheriff deputies...

and a story from this year in the The Forum in FArgo, "Rampaging Deer try to break into the Moorhead Center Mall".

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/244370/
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Post by: Ben on September 06, 2012, 10:12:24 AM
Here's a great interview by David Frost with Shirley MacLaine. It's on the BBC iPlayer. It will be available until next Tuesday, September 11 around 5pm (NY time)

David Frost Shirley MacLaine (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01mf9ms/David_Frosts_Hollywood_Greats_04_09_2012/)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 10:17:48 AM
DR Vixmom your chain of thoughts from McDonald's were entertaining. :)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 10:20:03 AM
I'm up and the sun is shining (yesterday was gray and overcast, we had a teeny-tiny bit of rain but it was still hot and gross).  Perhaps I'll be shining at some point but that point would not be now.  Helper will be here in forty-five  minutes to do the Costco folding chair run.  I did sleep nine hours.
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Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 10:21:29 AM
TOD - Go to the Head of the Class, Careers, and Barbie: Queen of the Prom.  I still have them on the top shelf of one of my Momcave bookcases.  When Rob was going through stuff in his old room over the weekend, he took his Monopoly, Battleship, and Chess and Mary Linda said, "Oh, we can use those with our friends!"

As for cards, one of my fondest pre-college memories is playing cards on the screened porch that my dad and brother-in-law built onto our house in Detroit.  The house was not air conditioned, so my parents and I would sit up at night until our bedrooms were cool enough for sleeping.  Our game of choice was a rummy called Liverpool.  My grandmother and I played endless games of Canasta and, when I was in college, my parents taught me a game called Spite 'n' Malice. 

Being married for almost 32 years to someone who's not a card-player, I've forgotten the ins and outs of those games.  I do now enjoy playing Words with Friends (scrabble) on my phone with friends all over the country and I just made the mistake of installing a Solitaire app.  Might have to remove that one - it's too addictive and drains the battery!

You are the only other person I know who had a Barbie game.  I wish I still had mine.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 10:22:21 AM
My school is driving me crazy. It canceled my registration for the fall semester for no reason and no one is available to try to help straighten it out.

REGISTRATION VIBES!!!!!
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 10:22:37 AM
TOD...

Games:

Candyland was the first board game I played. I have played Happy Hippos, Trouble, Connect 4, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Scrabble, Battleship, Monopoly, and Life.

I still like to play Trivial Pursuit and Scattergories.

Card games:

Rummy, Solitaire, Whist...along with building card houses...
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 10:22:38 AM
School problems are getting worse. Not better. Am thinking of dropping out of the program.

:(
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 10:24:44 AM
There was a Barbie board game?

I do recall ones for Facts of Life and Little House on the Prairie. I have also seen one for Sweet Valley High
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 10:25:15 AM
School vibes to JOhn G....
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Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 10:56:57 AM
There was a Barbie board game?

I do recall ones for Facts of Life and Little House on the Prairie. I have also seen one for Sweet Valley High

I doubt it was still around when you were young.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2012, 11:04:47 AM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Matthew on September 06, 2012, 11:14:16 AM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)

I'll just sit quietly here and wait for a certain orchestrators response to this.....
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: FJL on September 06, 2012, 11:14:20 AM
School registration vibes to John G
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Post by: Doug R on September 06, 2012, 11:18:08 AM
TOD:

Always loved Monopoly and still play it at Christmas (last year we played New York Monopoly).
Nver been keen on card games - probably because I'm hopeless at them.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Doug R on September 06, 2012, 11:30:19 AM
I couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but I was able to get to the Olympic Stadium today to see the Paralympics. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience to be there.....and I'm not even interested in sport!

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc228/vanmunchen/Untitled-3.jpg)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 11:48:06 AM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)
My sisters played that. The dream was the dud, though, in their opinion.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 12:00:11 PM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)
My sisters played that. The dream was the dud, though, in their opinion.

They usually are, DR John G, they usually are!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 12:03:15 PM
Off to the gym, then to a fitting dinner - bye for now!
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Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 12:12:03 PM
TOD:

When I was a kid, I loved Masterpiece, a board game with paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago. Taught me a bit about the styles of painters and introduced me to a few that I still love.

Then Scrabble was a major time consumer. Enjoyed that plenty with some good scotch on the side.


My, you were a precocious child!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 12:12:20 PM
One more post.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 12:12:44 PM
Page Four!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 12:19:52 PM
TOD:

When I was a kid, I loved Masterpiece, a board game with paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago. Taught me a bit about the styles of painters and introduced me to a few that I still love.

Then Scrabble was a major time consumer. Enjoyed that plenty with some good scotch on the side.


My, you were a precocious child!
Still am.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 12:20:17 PM
T.O.D.

The first game I remember playing was Chutes and Ladders. 

The first card game I remember was Authors, which was Go Fish! with novels.  It is still available at Amazon.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 12:23:03 PM
On a related note, when I was at the gym Tuesday there were two guys playing Checkers in the steam room.

And how did they jump each other?
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 12:29:16 PM
Joe South, who performed "Games People Play," has died.

Here's k.d. lang singing my favorite of his songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq1fFACKvXk
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 12:34:02 PM
Nice pic DR DOUG R.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 12:34:04 PM
Good Afternoon!

Greetings from Atlanta!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 12:38:05 PM
Good flight: Exit row and the middle seat was empty too!

I did have a slight panic attack when I didn't see my bike bag at baggage claim. Thankfully, Delta had gone ahead and placed it in the area set aside for oversized bags and sports equipment. Whew!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 12:40:03 PM
And a good hotel room with a great view of Centennial Olympic Park!

-Today is a "personal" day for me. I'll move over to the convention hotel tomorrow. The views from most of the rooms there are either of the airport parking lot or the highway.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 12:41:14 PM
On a related note, when I was at the gym Tuesday there were two guys playing Checkers in the steam room.

DR MBarnum - Did you ask either one of them to King you?

::)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 12:41:52 PM
School problems are getting worse. Not better. Am thinking of dropping out of the program.

DR John G - I hope everything works out for you.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 12:42:05 PM
This game still uses the same pictures of the "authors."


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/Authors.jpg)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 12:44:38 PM
Oh!

My brother, Michael, just found out that he has been promoted to the rank of Commander (CDR) in the United States Coast Guard! And along with his promotion, he will now be stationed back at USCG HQ in DC on a more permanent basis. No more extended weekends away from his family. :)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 12:46:44 PM
Oh!

My brother, Michael, just found out that he has been promoted to the rank of Commander (CDR) in the United States Coast Guard! And along with his promotion, he will now be stationed back at USCG HQ in DC on a more permanent basis. No more extended weekends away from his family. :)
Congratulations.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 12:53:11 PM
Oh!

My brother, Michael, just found out that he has been promoted to the rank of Commander (CDR) in the United States Coast Guard! And along with his promotion, he will now be stationed back at USCG HQ in DC on a more permanent basis. No more extended weekends away from his family. :)

Wow!  Congratulations to Michael.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 01:15:22 PM
Back from the Costco run and some lunch at the Daily Grill.  I had their under 600 calorie turkey club with avocado sandwich, which was incredibly great - how it can be under 600 calories and have avocado is anyone's guess, but it was filling and really tasty.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2012, 01:20:23 PM
Congrats to DR JosePiano's brother Michael!!!!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 01:20:36 PM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)

Interesting piece but it was before my time. ...
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 01:22:41 PM
I couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but I was able to get to the Olympic Stadium today to see the Paralympics. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience to be there.....and I'm not even interested in sport!

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc228/vanmunchen/Untitled-3.jpg)

I think it is cool that you were able to go. It is an interesting stadium. I have seen a little of the paralympics on the Canadian and BBC feeds. Nearly nothing about them in the games in the
US media.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 01:25:02 PM
Congrats to the brother of DR JOSE!!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 01:25:09 PM
Something enchanted to look forward to.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/169756-Tony-Winning-Revival-of-South-Pacific-Filmed-in-Australia-for-DVD-Release
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 01:27:08 PM
Congratulations to Jose's brother Michael!!

Glad you arrived safely in Atlanta
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 01:32:32 PM
Back from the Costco run and some lunch at the Daily Grill.  I had their under 600 calorie turkey club with avocado sandwich, which was incredibly great - how it can be under 600 calories and have avocado is anyone's guess, but it was filling and really tasty.

bk - Avocados aren't that caloric. They have a reputation for being "fatty", however, it's a good fat. -And a little avocado - about a 1/4 of one - is all one needs on a sandwich.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 01:34:01 PM
And...

It turns out that the mini-tour of THE KING & I is here in Atlanta. I know the Tuptim and the Eliza, and the director: Baayork Lee. Hopefully, I'll be able to see all of them.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 01:41:04 PM
Back from the Costco run and some lunch at the Daily Grill.  I had their under 600 calorie turkey club with avocado sandwich, which was incredibly great - how it can be under 600 calories and have avocado is anyone's guess, but it was filling and really tasty.

It is the *new* artificial avocado.  It is made from recycled Velveta slices.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 01:43:31 PM
DR elmore - Great pictures!
That they are.

DITTO.

I agree!! ;D
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 01:43:54 PM
I am really enjoying the new GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES recording! It's quite fantastic.

I've ordered it, but haven't gotten it yet.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 01:44:20 PM
My school is driving me crazy. It canceled my registration for the fall semester for no reason and no one is available to try to help straighten it out.

School problems are getting worse. Not better. Am thinking of dropping out of the program.

 :o

~~~School Vibes for DR John G.!!~~~
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 01:44:42 PM
Oh!

My brother, Michael, just found out that he has been promoted to the rank of Commander (CDR) in the United States Coast Guard! And along with his promotion, he will now be stationed back at USCG HQ in DC on a more permanent basis. No more extended weekends away from his family. :)

Congrats to DB Michael!!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 01:48:01 PM
Topic of the Day:

Board games:
Aggravation!
Checkers
Chinese Checkers
Monopoly
Scrabble
Sorry
Trivial Pursuit
Trouble

My dad taught me a little bit of chess, but I didn't care for it.  We also had Battleship at one point, but we didn't have it for very long. ::)

Card games:
Gin Rummy
Go Fish
Phase 10
Poker
Rummy
Solitaire (several versions)
Uno

And a German card game that my mom taught us (although, we haven't played it in YEARS) called Watten (http://www.pagat.com/trumps/watten.html).
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 01:48:22 PM
Something enchanted to look forward to.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/169756-Tony-Winning-Revival-of-South-Pacific-Filmed-in-Australia-for-DVD-Release

That does make for a different version of the show.

"and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Emily de Becque."
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 01:48:55 PM
PAGE FIVE DANCE!!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 01:48:58 PM
Page five!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 01:49:57 PM
Something enchanted to look forward to.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/169756-Tony-Winning-Revival-of-South-Pacific-Filmed-in-Australia-for-DVD-Release

That does make for a different version of the show.

and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Emily de Becque.

ROTFLMAO!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 01:54:07 PM

And, this is Teddy Tahu Rhodes


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/TeddyTahuRhodes.jpg)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 01:58:12 PM
School vibes for DR JOHN G
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jrand70 on September 06, 2012, 01:58:28 PM
I am off to rehearse Act Three...we open ONE WEEK from tonight!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 02:07:12 PM

And, this is Teddy Tahu Rhodes


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/TeddyTahuRhodes.jpg)

Very...very nice (in my humble opinion).

;)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 02:08:45 PM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)

I'll just sit quietly here and wait for a certain orchestrators response to this.....

There is no need to wait for an autopsy: all tests have successfully proven that Michael Barnum is indeed a 12 year-old girl.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 02:12:03 PM
Back from the Costco run and some lunch at the Daily Grill.  I had their under 600 calorie turkey club with avocado sandwich, which was incredibly great - how it can be under 600 calories and have avocado is anyone's guess, but it was filling and really tasty.

bk - Avocados aren't that caloric. They have a reputation for being "fatty", however, it's a good fat. -And a little avocado - about a 1/4 of one - is all one needs on a sandwich.
Like olive oil, avocados have a fat in them that actually causes one to lose weight. That's why Weight Watchers has added a daily dose of olive oil and a recommended amount of avocados to their plan.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 02:13:02 PM
Something enchanted to look forward to.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/169756-Tony-Winning-Revival-of-South-Pacific-Filmed-in-Australia-for-DVD-Release

That does make for a different version of the show.

"and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Emily de Becque."
Dites-moi!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 02:15:08 PM
Topic of the Day:

Board games:
Aggravation!
Checkers
Chinese Checkers
Monopoly
Scrabble
Sorry
Trivial Pursuit
Trouble

My dad taught me a little bit of chess, but I didn't care for it.  We also had Battleship at one point, but we didn't have it for very long. ::)

Card games:
Gin Rummy
Go Fish
Phase 10
Poker
Rummy
Solitaire (several versions)
Uno

And a German card game that my mom taught us (although, we haven't played it in YEARS) called Watten (http://www.pagat.com/trumps/watten.html).

I love the Watten playing cards. My Russian grandfather taught me a game with those when I was a kid. I don't remember exactly what it was. Maybe my mom does.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: John G. on September 06, 2012, 02:16:14 PM
And thank you all for the vibes. Nothing is settled yet and I'm borderline apoplectic. Just trying to stay calm and say prayers.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 02:18:26 PM
And thank you all for the vibes. Nothing is settled yet and I'm borderline apoplectic. Just trying to stay calm and say prayers.

I hope you don't have to quit the program, John.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 02:22:03 PM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)

I'll just sit quietly here and wait for a certain orchestrators response to this.....

There is no need to wait for an autopsy: all tests have successfully proven that Michael Barnum is indeed a 12 year-old girl.


Damn!  I guess that makes me a pedophile.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Doug R on September 06, 2012, 02:25:18 PM
I couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but I was able to get to the Olympic Stadium today to see the Paralympics. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience to be there.....and I'm not even interested in sport!
I think it is cool that you were able to go. It is an interesting stadium. I have seen a little of the paralympics on the Canadian and BBC feeds. Nearly nothing about them in the games in the
US media.

There's been a lot of criticism here about how the US media is largely ignoring the Paralympics.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 02:27:54 PM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)

FUNNY!!!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 02:28:32 PM
I couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but I was able to get to the Olympic Stadium today to see the Paralympics. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience to be there.....and I'm not even interested in sport!


 :)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 02:29:02 PM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)
My sisters played that. The dream was the dud, though, in their opinion.

They usually are, DR John G, they usually are!

;D
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 02:31:43 PM
Oh!

My brother, Michael, just found out that he has been promoted to the rank of Commander (CDR) in the United States Coast Guard! And along with his promotion, he will now be stationed back at USCG HQ in DC on a more permanent basis. No more extended weekends away from his family. :)

Wonderful news!!!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 02:32:11 PM
Back from the Costco run and some lunch at the Daily Grill.  I had their under 600 calorie turkey club with avocado sandwich, which was incredibly great - how it can be under 600 calories and have avocado is anyone's guess, but it was filling and really tasty.

We are also back from a Costco run. 
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 02:34:34 PM
And thank you all for the vibes. Nothing is settled yet and I'm borderline apoplectic. Just trying to stay calm and say prayers.

Continued vibes!!! 
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 02:45:12 PM

And, this is Teddy Tahu Rhodes


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/TeddyTahuRhodes.jpg)
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/TeddyBare.jpg)
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/6a00d83451c83e69e201310f88db0f970c-350wi.jpg)
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/OperaAustraliaDonGiovanniTeddy2.jpg)
Teddy isn't only a good singer but a very good actor. He spends a lot of time onstage dressed in very little.

He's one of the leading subjects on the Barihunks site.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: elmore3003 on September 06, 2012, 02:48:52 PM
I held a hope at one point that our Mikey would develop an interest in classical music from the Barihunks site but i think he'd rather play Mystery Date and giggle over potential byfriends.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 02:55:56 PM
And...

I'm back from having some Happy Hour food with some of THE KING & I cast! I texted one of them earlier, and it turned out they were in the restaurant downstairs!

And, hopefully, I'll be able to see the show tomorrow night.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 02:56:14 PM
I held a hope at one point that our Mikey would develop an interest in classical music from the Barihunks site but i think he'd rather play Mystery Date and giggle over potential byfriends.


I think that would be spelled bi-friends.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: MBarnum on September 06, 2012, 03:00:47 PM
I held a hope at one point that our Mikey would develop an interest in classical music from the Barihunks site but i think he'd rather play Mystery Date and giggle over potential byfriends.

That does pretty much describe my Saturday nights.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 03:03:11 PM
I am off to rehearse Act Three...we open ONE WEEK from tonight!

But are you funny yet???
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 03:03:44 PM
I wish that the clip from SOUTH PACIFIC that is at Barihunks would have allowed us to watch Teddy sing "Some Enchanted Evening" instead of  jumping back and forth between Emily and Cable.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 03:04:30 PM
It seems like a game called "Go Fish" would be especially appropriate in these parts.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 03:07:04 PM
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Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 03:12:57 PM
I couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but I was able to get to the Olympic Stadium today to see the Paralympics. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience to be there.....and I'm not even interested in sport!
I think it is cool that you were able to go. It is an interesting stadium. I have seen a little of the paralympics on the Canadian and BBC feeds. Nearly nothing about them in the games in the
US media.

There's been a lot of criticism here about how the US media is largely ignoring the Paralympics.

To me it says a lot as I am nearly deaf....   I posted on facebook an article about an inspiring American paralympian who is a sprinter in addition to a scholar and scientist. I was impressed. Sadly there was nothing about him and his story on any of the us OUtlets.

Here is the story that appeared on the BBC website..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/19348410
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 03:13:55 PM
Back from the Costco run and some lunch at the Daily Grill.  I had their under 600 calorie turkey club with avocado sandwich, which was incredibly great - how it can be under 600 calories and have avocado is anyone's guess, but it was filling and really tasty.

We are also back from a Costco run. 

Costco is opening later this fall in West Fargo
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 03:14:54 PM
Rehearsal begins in fifteen minutes.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 03:15:04 PM

And, this is Teddy Tahu Rhodes


(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/actr2000/TeddyTahuRhodes.jpg)
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/TeddyBare.jpg)
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/6a00d83451c83e69e201310f88db0f970c-350wi.jpg)
(http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt56/elmore3003/OperaAustraliaDonGiovanniTeddy2.jpg)
Teddy isn't only a good singer but a very good actor. He spends a lot of time onstage dressed in very little.

He's one of the leading subjects on the Barihunks site.

Sharp!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 03:15:37 PM
My first board game would have been Monopoly for sure, but also this wonderful baseball board game (I talk about it in Benjamin Kritzer, I think).
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Speaking of which,

Ask BK   Tell BK:  There will be three new book reviews up on Amazon later this evening.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 03:19:20 PM
One of hte games my younger sisters had and also kids I used to babysit

Hungry, Hungry Hippos...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HPI_HT6yjo
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 03:19:45 PM
So, The American Musical is closing this month!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 03:21:33 PM
I couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but I was able to get to the Olympic Stadium today to see the Paralympics. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience to be there.....and I'm not even interested in sport!
I think it is cool that you were able to go. It is an interesting stadium. I have seen a little of the paralympics on the Canadian and BBC feeds. Nearly nothing about them in the games in the
US media.

There's been a lot of criticism here about how the US media is largely ignoring the Paralympics.

To me it says a lot as I am nearly deaf....   I posted on facebook an article about an inspiring American paralympian who is a sprinter in addition to a scholar and scientist. I was impressed. Sadly there was nothing about him and his story on any of the us OUtlets.

Here is the story that appeared on the BBC website..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/19348410

Nice story.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 03:23:55 PM
One of hte games my younger sisters had and also kids I used to babysit

Hungry, Hungry Hippos...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HPI_HT6yjo

None of those games came along until I was older - like before last year!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 03:31:08 PM
I couldn't get tickets for the Olympics but I was able to get to the Olympic Stadium today to see the Paralympics. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience to be there.....and I'm not even interested in sport!
I think it is cool that you were able to go. It is an interesting stadium. I have seen a little of the paralympics on the Canadian and BBC feeds. Nearly nothing about them in the games in the
US media.

There's been a lot of criticism here about how the US media is largely ignoring the Paralympics.

To me it says a lot as I am nearly deaf....   I posted on facebook an article about an inspiring American paralympian who is a sprinter in addition to a scholar and scientist. I was impressed. Sadly there was nothing about him and his story on any of the us OUtlets.

Here is the story that appeared on the BBC website..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/disability-sport/19348410

That is correct.  The U.S. news media has ignored the games completely.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 04:18:43 PM
Almost two hours without a post?
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 04:20:22 PM
Almost two hours without a post?

Good grief!  Who's Afraid of Virginia Bacon?
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2012, 04:28:46 PM
I am obsessed with a game on my kindle called Every Word.

I fondly remember playing lots of games with my grandmother and her friends. Lots of card games. But also there was something called rummy something, which we played a lot.

These days i play a lot of kids games.

Clue Junior. Princess Yahtzee.  Old Maid. Crazy 8s. Go Fish.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2012, 04:30:47 PM
I love avocados.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2012, 04:31:02 PM
I definitely remember playing Candyland and chutes and ladders.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 04:31:40 PM
Almost two hours without a post?

Good grief!  Who's Afraid of Virginia Bacon?

She evidently discovered Close Encounters of the third underpants and the King's Cranberries!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jennifer on September 06, 2012, 04:32:59 PM
I am anxious to watch tonight's BIG BROTHER! And still enjoying BIG BROTHER AFTER DARK.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 04:43:18 PM
After 73 years, Macy's longest-serving employee retires
http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/macys-longest-serving-employee-retires-73-long-career-182200816.html
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 04:53:15 PM
After 73 years, Macy's longest-serving employee retires
http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/macys-longest-serving-employee-retires-73-long-career-182200816.html

Wow...my dad was one year old when she started working there. :)
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Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 04:58:59 PM
After 73 years, Macy's longest-serving employee retires
http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/macys-longest-serving-employee-retires-73-long-career-182200816.html

Remarkable...
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Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 05:00:41 PM
After 73 years, Macy's longest-serving employee retires
http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/macys-longest-serving-employee-retires-73-long-career-182200816.html

Wow...my dad was one year old when she started working there. :)


And I was five!  (I thought I would beat elmore to the punch.)
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Post by: TCB on September 06, 2012, 05:26:28 PM
George, I just sent you a PM.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 05:29:06 PM
George, I just sent you a PM.

TCB, I just responded to your PM.

:)
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Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 05:30:08 PM
Congratulations to DR Jose's brother, Cdr. Michael!
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Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 05:32:17 PM
Richard and I worked out at the Y and then went to Olive Garden for dinner - my sister's treat.  She sent me a couple of gift cards as "thanks for looking after Mom."
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 05:33:00 PM
Richard and I worked out at the Y and then went to Olive Garden for dinner - my sister's treat.  She sent me a couple of gift cards as "thanks for looking after Mom."

That is very nice of your sister.
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Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 05:35:05 PM
Now I'm home wearing out the PREV button on our TV remote.  I'm watching the Democratic National Convention on C-Span and the Cincinnati/Pittsburgh game on ESPN.  The Bearcats' newest season ticket holders are there - that's what we gave Rob and Mary Linda for their first (paper) anniversary.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 05:36:53 PM
Richard and I worked out at the Y and then went to Olive Garden for dinner - my sister's treat.  She sent me a couple of gift cards as "thanks for looking after Mom."

That is very nice of your sister.

Yes, it is, DR Jane.  She sent one for Olive Garden and one for Bob Evans, which we'll use sometime when we want to go out to breakfast.  The cards came last week, the day after my frustrating shopping day with Mom.  Nancy's timing couldn't have been better.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 05:38:32 PM
Richard and I worked out at the Y and then went to Olive Garden for dinner - my sister's treat.  She sent me a couple of gift cards as "thanks for looking after Mom."

That is very nice of your sister.

Yes, it is, DR Jane.  She sent one for Olive Garden and one for Bob Evans, which we'll use sometime when we want to go out to breakfast.  The cards came last week, the day after my frustrating shopping day with Mom.  Nancy's timing couldn't have been better.

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, with Hash Browns!!
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 05:39:33 PM
Closest Bob Evans to here is probably still someplace in PA.  I always go there at least once when I'm in Cincinnati.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 05:41:22 PM
No sausage gravy for me, DR ChasSmith!  I got sick from it on the last day of our honeymoon almost 32 years ago and haven't eaten it since.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 05:42:07 PM
No sausage gravy for me, DR ChasSmith!  I got sick from it on the last day of our honeymoon almost 32 years ago and haven't eaten it since.

A tragedy!!
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Post by: Danise on September 06, 2012, 05:43:34 PM
I am sort of shocked that nobody around here had this game:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHsQpTbQ9Uo)

I'll just sit quietly here and wait for a certain orchestrators response to this.....

There is no need to wait for an autopsy: all tests have successfully proven that Michael Barnum is indeed a 12 year-old girl.
I had that game as well. I also remember Bats In Your Belfry, Hi Ho Cherry O, Gin Rummy, Mystery Tomb game and later the role playing games--D&D, Champions, Gamma World, Star Trek and so on and so on....
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Post by: Danise on September 06, 2012, 05:47:15 PM
And thank you all for the vibes. Nothing is settled yet and I'm borderline apoplectic. Just trying to stay calm and say prayers.

Continued vibes!!! 
  Ditto!!!!!
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Post by: Danise on September 06, 2012, 05:53:42 PM
I send a hug to Danise...

and Vibes to all who need them...
  Hugs right back at ya!!!!
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Post by: Danise on September 06, 2012, 05:54:09 PM
I forgot--The Game of Life.  I loved that game.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 05:59:35 PM
Richard and I worked out at the Y and then went to Olive Garden for dinner - my sister's treat.  She sent me a couple of gift cards as "thanks for looking after Mom."

That is very nice of your sister.

Yes, it is, DR Jane.  She sent one for Olive Garden and one for Bob Evans, which we'll use sometime when we want to go out to breakfast.  The cards came last week, the day after my frustrating shopping day with Mom.  Nancy's timing couldn't have been better.

Excellent timing, and sent prior to your difficult day.
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Post by: Danise on September 06, 2012, 06:00:25 PM
Love all the photos DR Elmore!!!!!
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Post by: Laura on September 06, 2012, 06:32:00 PM
What a fun day! The Monarch Scientist and I spent the day tagging monarchs up north. Then we drove through a haboob coming home. Will catch up in a bit.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: Ginny on September 06, 2012, 06:38:38 PM
Sounds like quite an adventure, DR Laura!
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Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 06:52:47 PM
It sure does.
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Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 07:03:39 PM
On our way to Costco we stopped at Best Buy.  As usual we received excellent customer service.  I looked at the Barnes and Noble e-reader.  I don't care for the way the pages turn and think I wouldn't get used to it.  I asked Keith to compare it to the Nook and he had the same issue, not that the page turner on the Nook is great like on Keith's iPad.

I then looked at the Nook tablet.  On the whole, except that I prefer the size of the e-reader, I prefer the tablet.  Still I wasn't overwhelmed.

The salesman then suggested I look at the Samsung tablet and I must agree I liked it. 

Had I not inherited the Nook from Keith I would likely just have gotten an e-reader which has the BIG advantage of a long battery life for long flights & travel.  The disadvantage is I have now gotten used to having an internet connection.

I came home to find news regarding the new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader & the new Kindle Fire HD. 

I think I shall wait & research more before making a decision. 

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Post by: Jane on September 06, 2012, 07:03:47 PM
'night
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Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 07:17:23 PM
Well, I'm off.  I need to get gas at Costco and then I'll go home and see if all the Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, etc., silent shorts on TCM recorded.

Until later. :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 08:12:06 PM
Good Evening!

And... I will be seeing THE KING & I and Baayork tomorrow night! Yeah!!!!

-Victoria Mallory is playing "Anna".
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Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 08:20:32 PM
Rehearsal was really fun, and then some of us went to eat - I had a very healthy salad with a teeny bit of oil and a lot of vinegar, so not more than two or three hundred calories tops.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 08:24:12 PM
And...

I had been wanting to try out "Top Chef" Richard Blais' new restaurant, The Spence, and since it's just a mile from my hotel, I went ahead and biked over...

I had tweeted @RichardBlais earlier today, and he greeted me shortly after I was seated. I asked him about the menu, and he said that most of the items were small plates, three or four would make a nice meal. So...

-Parker House Rolls & Whipped Coconut Butter
-Oysters & Pearls
-Canned Soup of Watermelon Gazpacho
-Buffalo Fried Sweetbreads
-Bone Marrow, Tuna Tartare & Fried Quail Eggs
-Sugar Donuts, Coffee Glaze & Palm Sugar Ice Cream - Which was an "off the menu" special

-Maldito's Crutch (American Gin, Ginger, Angostura, Lillet Blanc, Mint)
-Latte

In a word: YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

*I posted some pics on my Facebook Wall. Alas, since I only have my iPad with me, I can't really share or post them here on HHW.

Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 08:24:31 PM
Benjamin Kritzer reviews are up, and ready for people to LIKE.   :)  

(Not for my sake, just for however it can benefit the books and author!)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 08:35:17 PM
DR John G - And, yes, that makes the third time this week I've had bone marrow. ;)
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 08:47:51 PM
So, The American Musical is closing this month!

??? ??? ???
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: JoseSPiano on September 06, 2012, 08:50:26 PM
And since I've been up since 6:30am...


Goodnight.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: DakotaCelt on September 06, 2012, 08:52:48 PM
Closest Bob Evans to here is probably still someplace in PA.  I always go there at least once when I'm in Cincinnati.

Is Bob EVans a regional chain?
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: ChasSmith on September 06, 2012, 09:03:23 PM
Closest Bob Evans to here is probably still someplace in PA.  I always go there at least once when I'm in Cincinnati.

Is Bob EVans a regional chain?

Very broadly regional -- Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast -- I'm posting this without looking it up.  It originated in Ohio, though.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2012, 09:33:41 PM
congratulations to Jose's brother!!
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Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2012, 09:34:00 PM
school vibes for JohnG
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Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2012, 09:34:42 PM
Laundry room vibes for Danise
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2012, 09:35:07 PM
watched  the Dems last night and tonight
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Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2012, 09:35:22 PM
sleepy time now
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Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2012, 09:37:33 PM
TOD


Candyland  i definitely played


I never had mystery date but desperately wanted it

I used to play pinochle several times a week before  I met Vixdad --- haven't play in over 25 years now
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Post by: vixmom on September 06, 2012, 09:38:12 PM
night all
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Post by: FJL on September 06, 2012, 10:16:50 PM
Congrats to Jose's brother
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 10:33:23 PM
I shall now go read Chas's reviews.  Finished with my viewing.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: bk on September 06, 2012, 10:43:29 PM
Beautiful and very touching reviews for the Kritzer trilogy by dear reader ChasSmith - I encourage everyone to read them.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 06, 2012, 11:56:20 PM
Well, I'm off.  I need to get gas at Costco and then I'll go home and see if all the Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, etc., silent shorts on TCM recorded.

Until later. :)

Well, I'm happy to report that the silent shorts (and some not-so-shorts) have all recorded, or are currently being recorded.  There are about six-and-a-half hours of Mack Sennett Keystone comedies. :) It turns out that for this whole month,TCM honors the 100th anniversary of the founding of Mack sennatt's Keystone Studios.
Title: Re: FOLDING CHAIRS
Post by: George on September 07, 2012, 12:10:53 AM
Beautiful and very touching reviews for the Kritzer trilogy by dear reader ChasSmith - I encourage everyone to read them.

They have been read...great reviews, ChasSmith!